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Patti Labelle Paid Tribute To Tina Turner As She Stumbled Through The Lyrics On BET 2023

On the BET Awards 2023, the "Godmother of Soul," Patti Labelle paid tribute to Tina Turner, the "Queen of Rock and Roll." Patti LaBelle took the stage at Sunday night's BET awards to pay tribute to the late Tina Turner by singing "The Best," a Bonnie Tyler song that Turner made a huge hit in 1989.

Tyrese Griffin
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On the BET Awards 2023, the "Godmother of Soul," Patti Labelle paid tribute to Tina Turner, the "Queen of Rock and Roll." Patti LaBelle took the stage at Sunday night's BET awards to pay tribute to the late Tina Turner by singing "The Best," a Bonnie Tyler song that Turner made a huge hit in 1989.
But about halfway through the song, LaBelle made a mistake with the lyrics, just like she did with her famous Christmas song that went wrong. LaBelle stumbled over the words to the song and started making up her own lines as she sang. She then made up her own words to the song's tune.

Patti Labelle Paid Tribute To Tina Turner

Patti LaBelle's Tribute To Tina Turner At 2023 BET Awards

Even though she couldn't remember all of the words, Patti LaBelle's tribute to Tina Turner at Sunday's BET Awards was powerful and happy. LaBelle went on stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles about halfway through the live show to pay her respects. LaBelle sang Turner's song "(Simply) the Best," but she forgot the words for a few seconds. Before the first chorus, LaBelle didn't sing the words, but instead hummed a few of the sounds and said,
I'm trying, y'all.- Patti Labelle
When she forgot the words again, she said, "Oh Lord,"and then sang a few more words.
LaBelle sang to the tune of the song,
Whatever, I can't see the words. I'm trying, y'all.- Patti Labelle
It looked like there were problems with the teleprompter, so the singer and actor couldn't see the words to the song she was singing in 1989. In a statement, a BET representative said that LaBelle's view was blocked.
It was an extraordinary privilege to celebrate the life and legacy of Ms. Tina Turner at “BET Awards” 2023. “Having the incomparable Ms. Patti LaBelle on our stage honoring one of her contemporaries was an equal privilege. Due to the crowd’s enthusiasm, the teleprompter was obstructed, obscuring Ms. LaBelle’s view of the lyrics. Nonetheless, we couldn’t be more grateful to Ms. LaBelle for lending her incredible talent to this moment.- BET representative
At the end of her show, LaBelle finished strong and said, "God bless you, Tina Turner!"
Turner died last month in her home in Küsnacht, Switzerland, near Zurich. She had been sick for a long time. She turned 83. In a statement, Turner's representative revealed the sad news and talked about how the "Proud Mary" singer left a unique mark on rock music and how she changed it.
Tina Turner, the 'Queen of Rock 'n' Roll' has died peacefully today at the age of 83 after a long illness in her home in Küsnacht near Zurich, Switzerland. With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model.- Tina Turner representative
Tina Turner is an American-born singer, songwriter, actress, and dancer. She was born Anna Mae Bullock on November 26, 1939, in Nutbush, Tennessee. Turner's career spans over six decades, and she is widely regarded as one of the greatest performers in the history of rock music.
Turner gained initial fame as part of the musical duo Ike & Tina Turner, alongside her former husband Ike Turner. They achieved success in the 1960s and 1970s with hits such as "River Deep – Mountain High," "Proud Mary," and "Nutbush City Limits." However, their personal and professional relationship was tumultuous, and Tina eventually left Ike in the mid-1970s due to the abusive nature of their marriage.
After her separation from Ike Turner, Tina embarked on a successful solo career. She released her breakthrough album, "Private Dancer," in 1984, which spawned several hit singles, including "What's Love Got to Do with It," "Better Be Good to Me," and "Private Dancer." The album propelled her to global stardom, earning her multiple Grammy Awards and establishing her as a solo artist.

Conclusion

Patti LaBelle knows that not every show goes as planned. LaBelle went on stage to pay respect to the late, unbeatable Queen of Rock 'n' Roll by singing "The Best." The Godmother of Soul showed off her powerful vocals as she belted out the song's lyrics. She did stumble a few times as she tried to keep up with the teleprompter that helped her get through the whole song.
A problem with the teleprompter made it hard for LaBelle to sing "The Best" by Tina Turner as an honor to the late Queen of Rock 'n' Roll at the 2023 BET Awards on Sunday.
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